Second year core unit for Public Policy major
This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of contemporary policy and political problems, students will investigate the benefits and pitfalls of a variety of governance arrangements involving governments, interest groups, NGOs, markets, communities and networks. The overarching question explored throughout the unit concerns the extent to which the state is being 'hollowed out' by new governance arrangements involving an array of actors. This focus echoes a central and compelling contemporary political science concern: the ongoing relevance, centrality and adaptability of the state. Essay-based assessment will provide students opportunities to select, investigate and critically analyse real-world governance problems.
|Unit name||Politics and the State|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory|
Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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HPP101 or HPP110
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A web-based delivery of a 1 ½ hour lecture weekly and a 50 minute tutorial weekly.
2,000-word essay (35%); 1,000-word report (15%); Tutorial participation (10%); 2-hr end-of-semester exam (40%)
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